Winter is coming. Well, it’s pretty much here. Long gone are the short nights being able to watch the sunset at 10pm, long gone are the warmer days needing nothing more but a light jacket in the early mornings. Scotland is now bracing for the season’s first wintry weather hit, and it could come as soon as this week.
Reminiscing of the summer months, hiding under the duvet and booking holidays to warm destinations are the only coping mechanisms we can think of for now, as wintry weather is imminently approaching. According to Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden, some areas of Scotland could even get hit with snow as temperatures plummet below zero. While snow in Glasgow is still unlikely, never say never.
The Met Office is forecasting wintry weather between November 24 and December 3 in Glasgow stating: “The early part of this period is likely to see a north-south split in weather conditions, with southern parts of the UK drier than of late, while northern areas, particularly western Scotland, see more in the way of cloud, rain and wind. Within this overall pattern, there may well be incursions of colder air at times, especially across north and northeast UK, with wintry showers and overnight frost.
It’s uncertain just when such cold spells will occur and how extensive they will be, and it may be that this happens more than once with periods of milder, wetter weather in between. Towards the second weekend, there is a slightly increased chance of more settled conditions becoming established, especially in the south.”
James Madden said: “It is now increasingly likely that we will see at least one to two notable wintry blasts from late November and into the first half of December, but it may turn milder or much milder later. The worst hit areas also look likely to be across the northern half of the country for this period and this does also include snow to lower levels in these parts too.”
“However, as we get nearer the time, it is now also becoming increasingly likely that we will see some of this snow reaching some much lower levels of the country, and even parts as far south as the Midlands, Central/Southern England will be brought into the mix for snow within this period too.”